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Dr Devorah Baum is Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of Southampton. She is the author of Feeling Jewish: A Book for Just About Anyone (Yale University Press) and The Jewish Joke: An essay with examples (less essay, more examples) (Profile), co-director of the creative documentary feature film The New Man, and guest editor of the special issue of Granta #146 on ‘The Politics of Feeling’. She has written for a range of publications including The New York TimesThe Guardian, The Financial TimesTate Etc. She is currently writing a book about marriage, and she is currently married.